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The Bakery

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50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640 0560
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more...
The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Western & friendly

If you want local Costa Rican comida then I'd go elsewhere - but for delicious smoothies and fresh breakfast, I loved this place. Good buzz. Just the tourists in here - but the quality is good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
stargazerlily
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you want local Costa Rican comida then I'd go elsewhere - but for delicious smoothies and fresh breakfast, I loved this place. Good buzz. Just the tourists in here - but the quality is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I was there for breakfast. The food was fresh and good. The juice were freshly made and refreshing. they a good choice of croissant, pain au chocolat and other stuff for breakfast. The staff was really friendly as well.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I tried the fish tacos (average), the pizza (delicious), the chocolate croissant (fresh and amazing), the iced coffee (wonderful) and overall, i have to say its a very fresh very nice place. Free wifi, relaxed environment, everyone in the area loves it.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I took my breakfast there once... and then I could not go anywhere !! I am from France and it's really hard to find nice food especially cakes, croissant... Everything is amazing there !! Portions are HUGE !! I really suggest anyone to go there !! PLEASE OPEN ONE IN SAN JOSE !! =D

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Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

lovely breakfast, smoothies were delightful and I had breakfast burrito which was superb and my girflfriend had sausages and pancakes with maple syrup which was lovely, we'd recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The breakfast at our hotel was quite poor therefore we tried the bakery, fall in love with it and has breakfast here dor 4 straight days The terrace is great and fresh even in the hottest days Service was nice but relaxed, avoid if you re in a hurry. Its pura vida style. We had almost everything from the morning... More 

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great service...we were a group of 27 folks and needed a lunch outside of the bakery. They made an exception and open their wood burning stove at noon instead of 6:00pm and make the most yummy pizza!!!! 5 different kinds all of them ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Thanks to Gael who made the quick call to help us and over delivered!!!

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

OMG the best donut we have EVER tried. They also make amazing smoothies and ice coffees. I've had their healthy breakfast and salads which are to die for. It has an air conditioned inside and seating outside. This place is very posh, beautifully put together and was so enjoyable. A mix of tourists and locals. You MUST stop there for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I wanted to locate this spot after reading so many travelers positively reviewing it after their trip to Santa Teresa. My companion and I discovered it after taking an ATV trip into town. I made her stop for lunch. The place was packed, so we took it as a good sign and it did not disappoint. Fresh pastries and REAL... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great taste and variety. Breakfasts are delicious. It is alway crowded, so if you are in hurry, be patient... demand overpasses service capacity. Only thing I really found annoying was the fact that they don t take cash, like most of the businesses in the place. I usually don t like to carry lots of cash with me,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 meteers north of Franks at Playa Carmen, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: 2640 0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

The best fresh baked cakes, bread, croisants, bagels and much, much more! Great lunches and dinners, coffees and refreshing drinks.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?